narrowboat life

We live on a narrowboat. A 55ft grey craft called Tipsy Gypsy. Things are not always easy, but the benefits outweigh the struggles we might not have living on land, so we’ll stick to this lifestyle for as long as we can. If you want to read more about the move, I shared some details in this blog post. Unsurprisingly, life on the water is different. We’re completely off the grid and travel a few miles every 2 weeks. Some things are 100% amazing and others make us realise how easy life is in a house – you never have to worry about resources likeRead More →

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This is part 3 of the work-life balance series on the blog. If you missed the previous ones, go here for week 1 and here for week 2. After making sure you’re happy with your job and then setting some boundaries to make space for the most important things in your life, there’s one more piece of the puzzle. Being productive helps you not only deliver faster but gives you a sense of accomplishment. Have you ever felt that you’re working and working and it’s still not going anywhere? Lacking results can make you enjoy your work less and add frustration that can bleed intoRead More →

work-life balance part 2

This is a 3 part series on work-life balance. Welcome to Week 2! In week 1 (go here if you haven’t had the chance to read it yet), I talked about how to make sure you have the right job for you. If you’re so unhappy that every Monday morning you need to be pushed out the door (I’ve been there!), go ahead and check it out. Not everyone gets to do something that they’re passionate about or a job that can be considered meaningful and full of purpose; but if it’s sucking the life out of you, it’s wrong! Work-life balance on your terms.Read More →

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Here’s something about work-life balance: you don’t talk about work-life balance unless you don’t have it. So if you ever mention it to your partner, friend or manager, this post is for you. Hi. I’m Andreea. I haven’t been stressed at work since 2013. Six years ago I was doing what any 24y old does – climbing the ladder. I had a lead position in a big corporation, working around 10 hours a day and taking meetings in my pyjamas at 5 am. But I had no other responsibilities, so working my ass off was ok, even if I was stressed and crying a lot. MyRead More →

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It’s the final week of April, which is Stress Awareness Month. If you missed any of the previous posts, here’s what we talked about on the blog and on YouTube: Week 1 – One tip to reduce stress Second week – Time management and productivity tips to get things done Week 3 – A 20 minute Yoga practice for relaxation Today, I’m listing the top 5 relaxation activities that research shows you use and love. And then, I’m going to give you a 4 step formula to make time for them in your life. Because consistency is what makes them effective. Top 5 relaxation techniquesRead More →

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Before the beginning of the month, I sent out a survey to know what you need me to talk about the most when it comes to stress management. The responses are anonymous, but I can share some statistics with you and here are two questions that showed surprising, or maybe not surprising but eye-opening results. For the question “On a scale of 1 to 10, how stressed do you feel right now?”, the most popular answer was 7, and no one answered 0, 1 or 2. Sad. And for “What stresses you out the most?” the two winners, with 67% of answers each, were moneyRead More →

how to reduce stress

April is Stress Management month on Green Zen Fit, so make sure you stay tuned for the next few weeks when we explore how to cope with stress, how to reduce stress, relaxation techniques, and simply put – how to be happy. Use this form to subscribe to our email list, and you’ll get weekly emails from me, plus some freebies as soon as you hit that button. Prefer video? Catch this episode on YouTube! And give it a thumbs up or subscribe for support! <3 This week I want to talk about one tip I have, a mindset shift that’s helped me be happierRead More →

business lessons i learned

It happened almost a year ago. I was in the office, testing an update of the streaming app. So I was watching TV for a living. My back was aching, my hips were sore (I was already seeing a physio), and my right thumb was slowly taking the shape of a claw on the remote control. The clock was showing 3 pm, and even though there were only two more hours until I had to run to catch my train, I realized I couldn’t do this anymore. I wanted to spend my time doing something more meaningful, something that won’t break me. I got upRead More →

Our goals for 2018 and how we measure and track them. Money goals | Family goals | Fitness goals | Health goals | Whole foods plant based diet

During the two weeks off work during the winter holidays, Alin and I did a lot of planning. 2017 wasn’t the best year, and we’re determined to make this one much more productive. This is how we planned, how we’re tackling and how we’re tracking our goals for 2018. Goals for 2018 1. A home routine that works for everyone I know I sound a little bit like Theresa May there, but after we moved home last March, everything has been very chaotic. The house is bigger and requires a lot of attention, many things totally new for someone who always lived in a flat.Read More →

I know some people want to try Veganuary and there are many who are just wondering how it might be going vegan. We’ve been vegan for almost two years now and flexitarians for another year and a half before that, so if you need some advice, here’s mine. 1. Your heart has to be in the right place – Find your WHY What’s your motivation? The reason behind anything you do determines if you’re going to be successful or not. There are people who do it for health (plant-based diets were proven to be very efficient in heart-related problems) or people like us, who do it for the animalsRead More →